Peter Dickinson: Orchestral Works

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Peter Dickinson: Orchestral Works



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18th March 2016




70 minutes


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Peter Dickinson: Orchestral Works

World Premiere Recordings


A Birthday Surprise

Satie Transformations

Five Diversions

Bach In Blue

Leslie Hatfield (violin) & Robert Plane (clarinet)

Merseyside Echoes

Suite For The Centenary Of Lord Berners

Monologue For Strings



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Heritage presents a new recording of the orchestral works of Peter Dickinson, expertly played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conducted by the contemporary music specialist, Clark Rundell. Through these performances, we see a different and altogether lighter side of Dickinson’s creativity. All of the works presented here are very accessible and place melody at the forefront of the compositional process. With the exception of 'Merseyside Echoes', the works, in their orchestral versions, appear on disc for the first time.

Peter Dickinson: A Birthday Surprise

A Birthday Surprise

Peter Dickinson: Satie Transformations

Satie Transformations

Peter Dickinson: Five Diversions

I. Prelude

II. Aria

III. Ragtime

IV. Saraband

V. Finale

Peter Dickinson: Bach in Blue

Bach in Blue

Peter Dickinson: Merseyside Echoes

Merseyside Echoes

Peter Dickinson: Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners: I. Blues

Suite for the Centenary of Lord Berners: I. Blues

Peter Dickinson: Five Diversions

I. Jig

II. March

III. Dirge

IV. Waltz

V. Blues

Peter Dickinson: Monologue for Strings

Monologue for Strings

Gramophone Magazine

June 2016

“[throughout] there is an evident joy in subverting a music’s original purpose through stylistic juxtapositions and Dickinson’s piquant orchestration. The BBC NOW barely put a foot wrong. It’s wonderful at last to have top-quality premiere recordings of these eight works that have waited far too long to appear on record”

MusicWeb International

March 2016

“This is an essential CD for all admirers of Dickinson’s eclectic style of composition in particular, and for approachable, sometimes challenging, but always enjoyable ‘modern’ music, in general”

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